COLUMBUS, Ohio – Another week, another team with extra incentive to beat No. 13 Ohio State.
The Buckeyes were Maryland's initial Big Ten home game two weeks ago, leaving the land of crabcakes and funky-looking helmets with a lopsided win.
After their second bye in a month, they host Rutgers (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) as the Scarlet Knights play their first road game in their new conference.
The Buckeyes (4-1, 1-0), meanwhile, are seeking their 18th consecutive Big Ten win, which would put them just two behind the conference record set by Ohio State 2005-07.
The visitors, playing Ohio State for the first time, rank among the national leaders in sacks. The Buckeyes come in averaging 56 points in a three-game winning streak.